I`ve played 008 to 013.
I`ve settled on .010 as the largest string I can handle in all situations. I like the stable tuning and I don`t bend them out of tune or pick them out of tune when I attack the guitar.
I`d like to go with 009`s again but my playing style will not allow for that...
I`m going to be honest, I can get a usable tone out of anything.
Thats the hands and ear part with picking and years of experience.
And I`m not all that great on guitar.
Cheap crappy gear is really limiting and hard it`s hard to progress to explore more sounds. So good gear is a huge...
I normally use 2mm big stubby`s but lately I am totally into green tortex.
I seem to have a little more of an open sound with better dynamics and touch sensitivity with the green tortex and I can get different sounds with them.
I am going the other way, played thick picks all my life now moved...
I`ve run a few mini buckers in my strat. I`ve liked all of them it really depends on what sound and what kind of music you want. I`ve kept every one I`ve bought and can swap them in or out as needed.
I have a super distortion that I love but the down side is that the singles are too weak. Mix...
I just got back from playing- Very very happy with my guitar- the other guitar player noticed something after a few songs. I showed him the top wrap, He said more ringy and more overtones.
The thing I noticed was my big strings. Power
We did some thrash for fun and I can speed pick just as...
It should`nt sound different and from a physics standpoint it should`nt play any different but it does.
It has to do with the break angle and the extra coupling on the tail piece. My only thought- and well I`m playing cables now :)
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I tried it once- top wrapping with a standard 9 set years ago and did`nt really care for it, so that maybe is part of the surprise too.
I figured I would just use this beefy slinky 11 set until I could get to the guitar shop for more strings but nope it`s staying.
I discovered something so good and it was such a surprise.
I normally play Ernie Ball 10`s on my strat and my Les Paul. To be honest the 10`s started feeling a little too light on my Les Paul because I was playing my strat so much but I was liking the effortless shredding.
A studio is my main axe, it`s a standard without the binding and has usually a big neck mine does anyway. Wood and frets are good, mine weighs in at 10lbs paid 900 for mine used years ago.
I basically use Gibson wood. The bridge, tuners, pots, wiring, caps and pickups are all custom and quality...
I have used a hot rails, JB, and I have a Dimarizo super distortion. All sound different and nice. I use them as needed only takes an extra fifteen minutes to change them out on a string change.
I also own a Pro-Track and a 59 mini too. I found most of them used for cheap over the years. My...
Clarity, sustain, intonation and I can get chimey bell tones easy.
It is a tad brighter but the bass response is bigger and tighter as well.
It took me awhile to get used to the change and find some new amp settings.